November

Monday 10th May 2010

A few people have asked why I so rarely mention fruit in the newsletter. The reason is that my scribblings tend to be inspired by what is going on around the farm and we grow very little of the fruit ourselves. We do grow our own soft fruit and have planted some plums and apples but we will always be... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

For many years I have been a big fan of Radio Four's Food and Farming programs. Derek Cooper, who retired as presenter of the food program a couple of years ago, is in my book up there with John Peel as one of the all time greats of British broadcasting. This is why I was so thrilled to win the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Many years ago, about this time of year, I picked my London and Northumbria raised, wife to be, up from the Paddington train at Totnes station. I took the scenic route expecting her to be impressed by the scenery, only to hear her sigh as she gazed out of the window and exclaimed "god, its so bloody green". Much as I... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Over thirty inches of rain will fall between now and the 1st of April. There will be periods of cold but it is the rain, and the resulting mud, that makes Devon's winters a challenge. Because we pick all the non-root vegetables fresh each day, we still have to get out there and pick however foul the weather, or there... continued